On floors 10, 11 and 12 of Roosevelt University’s new Wabash Building, the Heller College of Business is building a new headquarters where students with a head for business soon will roll up their sleeves and get to work.(Heller College Dean Terri Friel is pictured above in a 12th floor training classroom where finishing touches to construction are now underway).
With its clean lines, the latest in technology and plenty of open space for both team building and problem solving, the college won’t be an average learning workplace.
“When you walk in to the Heller College, you will immediately think global business,” said Dean Terri Friel, who will move with her team into the new facility in June to get ready for classes that begin there in the fall.
That first step off the elevator on 12, into Heller College’s new main entrance, is sure to dazzle, with its electronic ticker board flashing the latest in stock prices in digital reds, greens and yellows from exchanges around the world. Near the reception station, a spacious training center (above), with seating for 32 students, promises to be a showpiece for team learning – which is one of Heller College’s hallmarks.
A boardroom for cutting-edge tele-presence conferencing (Friel and Laura Janota inspect at left), small spaces where students and faculty can work as teams, an experimental market where student entrepreneurs can start businesses and sell products, as well as a new Social Entrepreneurship major – the first of its kind in the region and Midwest – will round out reasons why most will be impressed with Heller College’s new beginning in Roosevelt’s 32-story vertical campus at 425 S. Wabash.
“This new space will support multiple teaching and learning styles and it will dramatically improve student engagement,” predicted Friel. In the new LearnLab, students, seated at tables of six to eight people each, will work in teams as the stock ticker, flashing the latest quotes, gives their work a sense of vitality and global immediacy.
Other features inside the new Heller College include:
A boardroom for small audio-visual teleconferences, featuring the cutting-edge Cisco Telepresence System that brings life-size images and voices, possibly of Heller business advisory board members at the Schaumburg Campus or even a prospective international student in another country, to the conference table from the waist up on a life-size screen.
The Institute’s new Urban Retail Properties Professional Development and Research Center will have more space for the program’s growing library (pictured at left), which has the best collection of real estate texts in the region, keeping graduate MBA and real estate students on track to meet, study and learn job skills together.
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